One of the most popular activities in the Bay Area is running. But are we running wrong? In other words, are we running in such a way that our technique puts our bodies at higher risk for injury?
Residents who would prefer to get some exercise outside instead of at a fitness club or other indoor facility can still enjoy workouts at some of the best outdoor tracks in the Peninsula, all of which have free access. While these outdoor tracks may not be available at all times due to athletic events associated with each facility, running and walking on a track is definitely far safer than on city streets and dirt trails with uneven surfaces.
More than 700 women are expected to participate Saturday in the annual See Jane Run triathlon in Pleasanton. But there are concerns about water quality in the lake where the swimming portion takes place.
A Salt Lake City man and a Marin County woman were the first runners to cross the finish line in the Wipro San Francisco Marathon Sunday morning.
Morgan Hill police say a man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after he ran two dogs to the point of heat exhaustion.
In 29 years as a federal prison, nobody ever survived an escape from Alcatraz, but every year athletes from across the country prove it possible. To compete in the 32nd annual Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, athletes must qualify or be chosen in a lottery, thus becoming one of 2,000 athletes participating in this modified international distance triathlon. Its grueling course begins with a 1.5-mile swim from a boat off of Alcatraz, transitions to an 18-mile bike ride and concludes with an 8-mile run that includes a 400-step Equinox sand ladder. Join in on rubbing it in the faces of those would-be escapees, or just watch from the sidelines — this year’s race may be the best ever.
Thousands of runners will make their way through the streets of Oakland this Sunday in the city’s third annual running festival which includes a 5K, a half marathon, a marathon and a kids fun run.
One of the perks of living in San Francisco are the great options for working out outdoors. This year, don’t get stuck inside. Instead opt to get fit cycling across the Golden Gate bridge, hiking one of the many nearby trails, or swimming near the Bay.
24-year-old Sam Fox of Berkeley is preparing to embark on a journey few have ever completed. He will trek the entire Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches from Canada to Mexico in two months.
Veteran Thousands of long-distance runners geared in runner’s shorts and shoes have descended upon the Bay for Sunday morning’s San Francisco Marathon.